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parliamentary elections, prime minister david cameron's conservative party won the majority of seats. at the annual conference in manchester, the prime minister talked about their men and britain's future in the european union, and the rival leader of party.our this is about one hour. ♪ an hour.bout ♪ ♪ you very much. thank you. thank you. ♪ ♪ >> thank you. you very much. thank you. thank you for that wonderful,
wonderful welcome. hereo proud to be standing in front of you today backing justfully and not government, a majority conservative government. [applause] >> and to the people in the hall, i want to say thank you. the greatest team a prime minister could ever have. british people, when you put your cross in the conservative box, you are your faith in us to finish the job we started, to people, to deliver security for you and your you now we i'll tell will not let you down. [applause] >> just for a moment, think back the 7th. i don't know about you, but it
mey takes two words to cheer up. exit poll. then what happened that night. the conservatives winning across wales on the march in the north, wellst, conservative once more. north mortory. connor county,ul 100% conservative. [applause] lightdawn rose, a newer fell across our aisles. i'll never forget getting back london, seeing many of you, and sitting down in the flat with sam and the children get school.r there we were surrounded by
bean bags. you've got to be ready for anything in this life. [laughter] >> i was writing my speech and heraring to go and see majesty. i thought i'll just go and lie down to let it all sink in. eyes, ed bowles had gone. up, i switched on and nigel ferage had gone too. there was a moment i thought died and gone to heaven. [applause] >> but there's a serious point. why did all of the pollsters and wrong?dits get it so fundamentally, they didn't understand the people that make considerate. arguingn't obsessives
at debate. britain and twitter are not the thing. [applause] >> the british people are decent, sensible, reasonable, just want a government that supports the vulnerable, backs those who do the right helps them get on in life. good jobs and a decent home. better child care, controlled immigration, better taxes so there's more money at the end of the month. an nhs that's there for them seven days a week. dignity ands and retirement. that's what people want. that's what we must deliver. the party of working people, the party of working people today, tomorrow, and always. years ago i stood on a stage quite like this one. i said that if we changed our party, we could change our
country. together. that i didn't campaign on the nhs alone. you joined me. just me that put special justice, equality for climatele, tackling change, and helping the world's poorest at the center of the conservative party's mission. we all did. i didn't select our candidates. it was you. look who was elected in may. ratgoney whose parents a living in aere small village. mckennedy. five years ago, johnnie mercer third tour of duty. caught in an ambush, he lay wounded. just days before this election, -- scott was doing
notpostal round delivering only his own campaign leaflets, but his rivals too. [applause] >> you wouldn't catch some of would you?that, different journeys. often difficult journeys. but all leading here. so let's hear it for them now. generation of conservative members of parliament. [applause] table, a the cabinet third of my colleagues are woman. we were discussing child care. it was introduced by the black
british son of a single parent. daughtercked up by the of immigrants who arrived in our country from east africa with theyng except the clothes stood up in. patell. pretty speaker was sergeant whose father came here from pakistan to drive the buses. this is what we've done together. now we've coupled because of us. certain people backed because of us. ofy are just safe because us. children in the poorest part of the world saved by us. everyone in the hall can be proud of our journey. it is the journey of a one nation modern come passionate conservative party.
[applause] years of government stretch out before us. world.ive to the we're down and never out. i love our character and decent si and sense of human. i love every part of our country. wales, theotland, southern island. we are one nation. i will defend our union with that i've got. [applause] in every wayday great britain lives up to its name. can make it we greater still. a greater britain where people have greater hope and greater
expectationsof the tocould be on the path greatness for our country. we've been laying them every day. we'll continue to do so. britain greater, we need to tackle some deep social problems. made as we've only just start on as we focus on that economic emergency that faced us. the scourge of poverty, the brick wall of blocked opportunity, the shadow of extremism hanging over every single one of us. britain doesn't just need a stronger economy, it needs a stronger society. socialivering this reform, i believe it is entirely fitting with the great history party.conservative we've always been the optimist, the agents of hope, the leader of change. why i changed it, that is why i wanted to lead it, and now in my final term as prime minister, i say let us live up conditions ofest
conservative social reform. [applause] >> and in all of the challenges byt i face, we'll be guided our conservative values. a belief in strong defense and strong money. enterprise economy. when you set free the ambition deeply within the british people. they will take on new workers the world. our belief in a quality of opportunity as opposed to a outcome.f not everyone ending up with a same exam results. same salary and house. everyone having the same shot at them. some people will argue. things are obvious. to tell you they are not.
it becomes clearer by the day that the labor party has completely abandoned resolve doe at this conference to what we've always done. to prove those conservatives britain from the danger of labor and to rebuild great britain so it is greater still. a greater britain. that is our goal. [applause] >> now it begins by making the defense.strong my first dutys is prime minister is to keep people safe. some of the loneliest moments in the job are when you are reading the intelligence reports about plots being planned against the british people. was told that rare
jenata zane were planning terrorists attacks. i asked all of the proper questions. how do we stop them? do we have that capable? is it legal? whatever action i took would provoke a big debate. as prime minister is quite simple really. debate,ly it is not to it is to decide. and the choice i faced was this. act and we could stop them carrying out the plans. could see innocent people murdered on our street. decisive action to keep britain safe. always do. i will [applause]
>> of protecting. let me just say this. have beenof words written about the new labor leader. you only need to know one thing. thinks the death of osama bin a tragedy. no. 3,000 peoplenearly murdered one more in new york. a tragedy is the mums and dads who never came home from work that day. a tragedy is people jumping from the planes hit. my friends, we cannot let that securityct his threatening, terrorist sympathizing aidologist on the country that we love!
[applause] >> another big judgment call to a refugee crisis confronting our world. like most people, i found it to get the image of my poor syrian boy out of mind. we know in our hearts our thosesibilities to help fleeing for their lives. must keepo that we our heads. fact.start with a simple 12 million people have been made homeless by the conflict in syria.
4% of them have come to europe. if we open the door to every refugee, our country would be overwhelmed. can do ishing britain help neighboring country, syrian thele and the refugees in camps. when we do take refugees to take them from the region. in a way thatg encourages more people to take the dangerous and sometimes journey. as we do this, that's remember something else. we haven't only just starletted caring about syrians. thee been helping them over past four years giving more in than any othera country on earth apart from the united states of america. we've been able to do that -- [applause] that've been able to do because this party made a a promise toept
% of our national income on aid. other countries made that promise. they didn't keep it. say to them if britain can shouldr promises, so you. [applause] >> but the real answer -- the answer to refugee crisis countries likeng syria become places that people want to live. that means having a government that's not terrorizing its people. that's why it must go. need aplace, we government that can be our ally in the defeat of isil. be safe here in britain until we eradicate the death cult. we canople think contract that out to america. we shouldn't. part too.ay our
and we can. because of the commitment we morning, we'll spend defense this on year and throughout our decade. in the coming years, we'll be biggest aircraft carriers in our history. a new glass of hunter killer submarines, new fighter jets, newoved helicopters, a fleet of drones, and because our independent nuclear deterrent is ultimate insurance policy, this government will order four submarines. [applause]
have ain government i great team that helped to keep at broad. home and above all, we have britain's armed forces. me tell you this, in the last year alone, they have west africa, in protected the skies over the baltic, flown missions over iraq, they built defenses against isil in lebanon, they inined army offices afghanistan and patrolled the the folk lands. there they were in the atlantic to those hit in the hurricanes and there they were in the med pulling people dings.sinking little england? no. great britain. that, wed forces like can be greater still. let's stand and thank them for work they do. [applause]
>> thank you. now a greater britain that is that shoulde world, mean one that is strong in europe too. it coming back to the conservative values. nation's state, but also in free trade. what's wrong with the eu. it's got too big, too bossy, too interfering. but we also know what's right about it. it is the biggest single market the world. some people say to me take what we've got and just put up with it. others say, well, just walk away from the whole thing. i say no. this is britain. we don't duck fights.
in and fixk problems. that's how we kept our border check points when others decided to take those down. it is how we kept the pound when others went ahead into the euro. it is because we do things our way. we get rebates. bailouts. of but you know what? it is not just what we get europe out of, it is what we get europe into. you think got europe to open trade talks with america which could be the biggest trade deal in our history. who do you think got europe to that sanctions on iran brought the country to the negotiating table? it was us. it is britain. did. believe me i have no romantic european unionhe and its institutions. i'm only interested in two britain's prosperity and influence. that's why i'm going to fight so
hard in the re-negotiation to a better deal and get the best of both worlds. let me just give you one example. when we joined the european union, we were told it was about market.to a common rather than the goal that some had for an ever closer union. me put this very clearly, britain is not unionsted in ever closer and i will put that right. [applause] greater britain needs a dynamic economy. world.t is an uncertain we have more investment flooding into our country than anywhere in world. in fact, from anywhere else in the world apart from america and china. thinks the battle on the economy is won, they need to
think again. just begun.as only we still need to find savings and produce more. need become more competitive. we still need to make the most and buildle country that northern power house. we need to do all of the things. at a time when our opponents have given up any sensible, reasonable, rashable arguments on the economy. we live in a country where the main opposition party, let's not forget it, the alternative government, believes in nationalizing industries without compensation, jacking up taxes people's income, and printing money. there's an academic called richard murphy. new the labor party's economic guru. he's the man behind that plan more money. and me gave an interview a few weeks ago. it was a very frank interview. he admitted that labor plan
quote ause and i sterling crisis. him.ted to be fair to he said afterwards it could pass very quickly. that's all right then. he's written a book. of tax.lled the joy i've got it. samantha.home to show [applause] >> this is actually very serious. our party's success in winning the economic arguments, this has more vital. every single family in our
country depends on it. that, i know we will not have on the side the british people, we have our chancellor, george osborne. [applause] me mostnow what makes angry? it is not just our arguments are wrong. these deficit deniers who go hurting theg we are poor. hang on a second. what gets hurt when governments ratesontrol and interest go through the roof. who gets hurt when you waste money on debt interest and you the nhs?ut who gets hurt when taxes go up firinginesses start rather than hiring? not the rich. it is poor people. working people. people labor claimed before. let's just remember labor ideas poor, they hurt
the poor. that's right, labor. people not for working but for hurting people. you don't want to lecture about government and ask labor. if you want something done about conservatives, the s. [applause] thank you. there's another argument. we also need to win. there are some people who toerstand the deficit needs come down, but they don't get why we need a surplus. why we do.ou i don't stand here like a former prime minister did and say i've abolished boom and bust.
remember him? we can't just be thinking about today. we should be thinking about the rainy day that is could come. just like a family does. they put something aside and take out the insurance plan and pay out some of the mortgage when they have something spare. that's what we should do as a country. making sure we're ready to deal the future crises. word forctually a those labor people who say new for today and forget about tomorrow. selfish. i'm not here to mortgage or children's future. to ensure our children's future. [applause] >> for me there's one big piece of unfinished business in our economy. that is housing. a greater britain must mean more families owning a family of their own. it goes back to those
conservative beliefs. reward for hard work. if you worked hard and saved, i just to have a roof over your head. i want you to have a roof of your own. the last five years, 600,000 new homes have been built. 150 people have day and moving in thanks to our help to buy. a our manifesto, we announced breakthrough house and the right to buy to ten thans. people said this would be impossible. housing legislations would never stand for it. nevergislation would pass. let me tell you something, greg clark, our brilliant community secretary, has secured a deal with housing associations to give their tenants the right to buy their home. that will mean the first tenants can start to buy their homes year.ext 1.3e said in our manifesto, million more people given the chance to become homeowners.
promise kepte and by this government. [applause] challenge has far, far begin. gentlemen and and gentleman in their 30's waking bedrooms,r childhood that should be a call for us. crusade toational get homes built. it means planning being performed. things, i'm going to be working with a great candidate. be the mayor, zach goldsmith. [applause] >> but today i want to single someone out. served this country, he arved this party, and there's
[applause] >> now increasing home ownership means something else. for years politicians have been talking about building what they affordable homes. in many ways, the phrase was deceptive. thatsically meant homes were only available to rent. what people want are homes they can actually own. think about it. after all the officials who prepare the plans for the homes, developers who build them, the politicians who talk about people ownof these the homes they live in. don't they realize that other people want what they have? a home of their own? so today i can announce a shift in housing policy in our country. old rules which have said to developers. you can build on this site, but
if you build affordable homes for rent. we're replacing them with new rules. can build here and those affordable homes can be available to buy. rent toeration generation of buy. of home ownership in britain today. [applause] >> a more prosperous britain. there as westop build a greater britain. we are not a one trick party. for us, economic success that's not the finished particle. foundation on which we can build a better society. beenay yachttism has never a grand notion of money markets but a deep compulsion that says
you make a country greater by making life better for its people. means entering the no oftenes where politicians don't dare to venture. it means taking on the big problems, the extremism delights our community. looks at aew mom newborn baby, she vows to provide for it, she can. when the school girl sits in the classroom doing her studies, i can taketo know that her to the very fop. when the child of immigrants our flag, i want him to so loyal to our country that he wants to put on a uniform and fight for it. fires me up. people. to those that say -- they will problems our social are too big. i say you said our party wouldn't change and we did.
said our long term economic plan wouldn't it, it is. thataid we wouldn't win election, we did. we're going to take on the big social problems and just you us.h [applause] >> now central to that is an all assault on poverty. conservatives understand that if solving thes about problem, we need to tackle the route causes of poverty. one works, no children growing up in chaos, addiction, mental health abuse, family breakdown. sitting theager gcse is more likely to own a to have a dadn living with them. child.f your own
think of the day they were born. fragile they were. think of three babies born addicted to heroin in britain. we will now deal with poverty until we get to grips with the issue. we made a start in the last five years with the troubled families program. it has already turned around the of over 100,000 families. you know what one of the central aims is? very simple. adults a job. because we know in this party that the best route out of is work. so that's why we reformed welfare, introduced the cap, help create 2.5 million jobs. not enough to have a job. work has got to pay. nearly two-thirds of children in poverty have parents who are in jobs. worked., work hasn't that's why we've cut taxes for the lowest pay.
keep doing that. from next week, we'll take a giant leap forward. yes, the new national living wage. our nine pounds an hour by the decade.he and 80 pound a week pay rise for paying in our country. so that the message go out if you work hard and want to get on, you want more money at the end of the month, the party for in is the party right here this hall. [applause] [applause] >> but being out of work is only mustf the causes that we tackle. children in care today are guaranteed to live in poverty. , eight out of ten, leave
without good gcse. 70% of prostitutes were once in care. more likelyr times to commit suicide than anyone else. these children-- are in our care. we the state, we are their parents. setting them up for? the streets? an early grave? tell you this shames our country and we will put it right. said to failing schools do a better job with our send newor we'll leaders in, so we'll say to poorly performing social as much taken over.or be just as we said -- [applause] >> just as we got the best graduates into teaching and the most difficult schools, let's get our best and line oft to the front
social work. also stop must children needing to being cared at all. when we came to office, the rate in our country was a scandal. now it has gone up. adoption bill will help increase it still further. there's so much more to do. so let us today in this hall say to all of those children allerate for a family and of those families yearning for a child, we the conserve tiffs, we ones who will bring you together. [applause] >> now there's another service by the state. andll too often fails trenches poverty. it is called prison. i believe if you committed a crime, punishment must follow. when it is serious enough, that
prison.nt must mean let's not forget that since we came to office, crime is down by quarter. the system is still not working. half of all criminals offend year of being released. many half go into prison with no qualifications and many come out with none either. all of those problems that may to that life, the drug addiction, the mental health problems, the childhood abuse, they remain unchanged. theave got to get away from sterile, lock them up or let them out debate. we've got to get smart about this. when prisoners are in jail, we've got their full attention. treataven's sake, let's their problems, educate them, and put them to work. we can restrict someone's freedom outside of prison, we can make sure they are working paying taxes rather than spending 30,000 pounds a year. let's use the tags to keep us safe and help people go clean.
prisons, when our prisons are relics from the time dickens, it is time to sell them off and build new one that is actually work. [applause] >> now this is going to be a big of social investment. i have just the man for the job. the man that gives everyone a chance. transformation for the education system. michael goff. now if we tackle the causes of poverty, we can make our country greater.
there's another big social that we need to fix. in politician speak, a lack of mobility. in normal language, people unable to rise from the bottom to the top or even from the because ofhe top their background. britain has the lowest social mobility in the developed world. the salary you earn is more linked to what your father got than in any other major country. i'm sorry for us the conservatives, the party of aspiration, we cannot except that. education ishat the spring board to opportunity. our performs are already working. more children studying maths and science. more learning coding and engineering. doing the extracurricular activities that teach confidence character. appreciately i went to a school. last year 53 of their children went on to university. 52 of them were the first this
do so.amilies ever to that's why i'm so passionate academies and free schools. head teachers are growing in confidence as they throw off the shackles. they are raising the aspirations not just of children but parents and whole communities. this movement is sweeping across our country. is this, 500bition new free schools, every school and yes, local authorities running schools a thing of the past. [applause] too manybe honest, for people, even a good education. that's not enough. are other barriers that stand in their way. picture this. you graduated with a good degree. far and out your cv
wide. you get rejection after rejection. what's wrong? is not the qualification. it is not the previous experience. is just two words at the top. name surname. do you know in our country today even if you have exactly the qualification, people with white sounding names are nearly twice as likely to get callbacks jobs than people with ethnic sounding names. this is a true story. one young black girl had to change her name to elizabeth interviews at any all. this in 21st century britain is disgrateful. -- disgraceful. we can can -- [applause] we can talk all we like about opportunity, but it is meaning
are really people judged equality. think about it like this, much toity doesn't mean a british muslim if he walks abusede street and is for his faith. opportunity doesn't mean much to a black person constantly stopped and searched by police color of their skin. opportunity doesn't mean much to becauseerican ejected of who they love. of two daughters. opportunities won't be anything if they grow up in a country where they get paid less their gender rather than how they work. it is so important. [applause]
>> you can can't true without true partisanship. the party of fair chance. the party of the equal shot. the party that doesn't care where you come from but only where you are going to. ask conservatives to end therimination and finish fight for real equality in our country today. [applause] ofkling the causes opportunity and fighting for real opportunity. there's one more big social to rebuildur mission britain as an even greater
country. i mean to confront and really confront extremeism. when i read what some young people born and brought up in it makesry are doing, me sick to my stomach. than any much older eldest daughter swapping loving family homes and straight a life of servitude under isil in a land of violence and oppression. boys. boys who could do anything they want to in britain. from all of the country stands for. instead, ending up in the desert a knife. this ideology and this diseased view of the world has become an epidemic infecting minds from mosques of mogodishu.
tear up the prerogative that muslims gets what it deserves. never mind to help the victims of syria. who is isil murdering more than anyone else? muslims. get away with the grievance anymore. [applause] >> two, take on extremism in all of the forms. violent and nonviolent. people don't become terrorists from standing start. -- it begins with a preacher telling them that christians and muslims can't together. it moves to perhaps in their community saying the security it services for responsible for 7/07. tells them how to wage jihad, fight syria, and before you know it, a young british boy barely
17 is strapping bonds to his body and blowing himself up in iraq. we have to stop this at the start. the seed of hatred even being planted, let alone allowing it to grow. three, we need to tackle segregation. parts of britain today where you can get by without meetingaking english or someone from another culture. zoom right in and you'll see some institutions that actually help incubate these divisions. do you know that in our country there are some children who each day atl hours madressa. there's no problem. children being taught they shouldn't mix with people of other religions. and are being beaten swallows conspiracy theories
about jewish people. the children should be having minds opened and horizons broadened. filled with hatred. [applause] >> i can announce this today. if an institution is teaching, its religion we will like any other school make it be inspected. can be it no doubt if you are teaching intolerance, we will you down. [applause] wilder truth.o a we've been so frightened of
that we haven't looked hard enough at what was going on in the communities. tolerance.sive i'll tell you where it leads. it leads to children. totish children going pakistan in the summer holidays before they've even started and marry a man to they've never met. it leads to children, british their genitalled mutilated. us into a less giving country. here, no moreht passive tolerance in britain.
passed the laws. now i want them enforced. people who organized forced marriages, i want them prosecuted. childrenho take their for fgm, i want them arrested. we shouldn't just be saying wrong with the practices? we should be saying what's right with britain? freedom. democracy. equality. people fought for them and many died for them. in the trenches and on the beaches. out of the world is crying for these freedoms. they see what we've achieved them. free speech and the best literature in the world. and manyf religion religion, faiths living side by peacefully. free thinking and the advances has brought.
the standard of living our grandparents could only have dr. of. want my children and all of my children to know that we're part the greatestbig, multi-cultural democracy on earth. why we learn the british history in school. that's why. [applause] >> i want them to grow proud of our country. britain bashing and more national pride. our way, the conservative way, the only way to greater days. [applause] >> so my friends, big battles big arguments, a greater britain. they willr head as
lose theirs. i have a message for those who voted for us and those who never have. if you believe in strong defense mostelping the poorest, desperate people in the world, if you want an nhs that's there schools that and stretch our children and you understand that none of that is stronge without a economy if you believe we can become the enterprise capital of poverty, ifd beat you believe the fight against extremism is the fight for us to be, and you want the generation that ends discrimination, if you want things, the party you need is the party right here. late.never too .ever too late burnett harris wrote this is election.ily last i foolishly devoted to labor believing it served the working class.
how wrong i was. labor is against all i aspire to. 100% for a united kingdom and a sound economy, free enterprise, a trade to europe, and a decent standard of living conservative government would achieve this. you found the right party. i want many for to follow in foot steps. [applause] >> i believe that we can make era these 2010's a defining decade for our country. the turn around decade. the one in which people will the back on and say that's time when the tide turned and thele no longer felt current going against them but working with them. greater britain. nothing isow this,
written. the poorest children don't have to get the worst results. they can get the best. over the next five years, we'll show the deep problems in our is not inevitable. the childhood in care doesn't struggle.an a life in a stint in prison doesn't mean you'll do the same thing all over again. or asian or female or gay doesn't mean you'll be treated differently. nothing is written. if we're to be the global success story, we need to write millions of the individual success stories. a greater britain made on expectations. where renters become home ouncer, employees become employers, a small island becomes an even bigger economy, defeated extremism is once and for all. a greater britain, no more its people dragged down on held back. no more children with their noises pressed to the window as movingtch the world ahead without them. a country raising its sights and reaching new heights.
a great british take off that leaves no one behind. to help youream realize our dreams. a greater britain made of greater hope and greater chances and greater security. us,us get out there, all of and let's make it happen. [applause] prime minister cameron: thank you very much. ♪ don't stop thinking about tomorrow it will soon be here yesterday is gone yesterday is gone ♪
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announcer: the british house of commons has been in recess and will return next week. prime minister's questions is live on c-span2 at 7:00 am eastern and sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. c-span.org, time at where you can find video of past prime is just questions and other british public affairs programs. tuesday, washington journal is live from the montgomery county correctional facility from maryland for a look inside the correctional system and efforts to prepare inmates for reentry into the community. centere americans jobs at the correctional facility, they explain the workforce development program at the jail. >> the one-stop is a job-seeking
assistance program for the inmates who are housed here, and we are not the only one. what we found is the needs of offenders who are looking for work, it differs from the mainstream population. that is why we are here. the earlier we can start preparing someone, the more likely they are to get employment, so we began eight months before their release. >> what we do is go to the union and recruit them. this is a voluntary program. ourcan sign up to come to program. what we do is we actually go to the unit, and we tell the soon-to-ber customers, what is available here, what they can do, so >> those individuals eligible for our program. it consists of the 16 week curriculum. there are